TAKE THE MICH West Ham icon Michail Antonio being lined up for shock MLS January transfer exit after falling down pecking order
MICHAIL ANTONIO has been linked with a late January move to the MLS.
However, Domoredosport understands West Ham remain adamant the striker is NOT for sale as they attempt to cope with an injury crisis.
Michail Antonio is attracting interest from teams in the MLS
Antonio, 32, has made just nine Premier League starts this campaign following the £30.5million summer arrival of Gianluca Scamacca.
And the £15m signing of Danny Ings this month has pushed the Jamaica international down the pecking order even further.
After seven years with the Hammers, Antonio has been linked with moves away to Prem rivals Chelsea and Wolves.
Domoredosport believe the player’s name has also been circulating around several teams in the United States.
If he was to leave, boss David Moyes would rather he did not join a side currently battling with West Ham at the bottom of the league.
But with both Scamacca and Ings struggling with knee injuries, it is incredibly unlikely the Irons will let Antonio go this month.
West Ham have only scored 17 goals in 20 top-flight games so far this season, with Antonio notching just two of those.
His contract expires in 2024 and there is also an option for a one-year extension.
Moyes’ men face a testing month ahead, with Derby in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday before clashes with top-four hopefuls Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham.
The Scot was on the brink of the sack before a timely 2-0 victory over Everton last weekend ended a run of seven Prem matches without a win.
But another poor run could put him in hot water once more.